A minor earthquake magnitude 3.8 (ml/mb) strikes 93 km SE of Nikolski, Alaska (58 miles) on Friday. The temblor was detected at 19:55:36 / 7:55 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -168.049° West, latitude 52.259° North, depth = 32.4 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 32.4 km (20 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: us20004hjy. Event ids that are associated: ak12237785, us20004hjy. Exact time and date of earthquake 12/12/15 / 2015-12-12 06:55:36 / December 12, 2015 @ 6:55 am UTC/GMT.
Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been eight, in the last 10 days eleven, in the past 30 days seventeen and in the last 365 days three hundred and fifty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 93 km SE of Nikolski, Alaska.
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